Jim Sheward

Senior Operating Partner


Jim is a Senior Operating Partner with over 30 years of experience as a founder, CEO, executive and director of enterprise software businesses.

BACKGROUND


Having known many of the Principals for over 20 years, in 2017, Jim began working with PeakEquity as an operating executive with expertise in general management, direct sales, SaaS, mobile security / management and infrastructure software. Jim assisted in the evaluation of potential PeakEquity investments and served on the board of G5 before joining PeakEquity as Senior Operating Partner in 2018.

Jim spent two decades as the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Director of Fiberlink, which was acquired by IBM in 2013. Under Jim’s leadership, Fiberlink rapidly grew into a customer-focused organization that changed the way businesses think about mobile computing. He created a vision for Fiberlink’s MaaS360 product to deliver comprehensive mobile security and management capabilities in an easy-to-use cloud-based platform. Prior to founding Fiberlink, Jim spent ten years as a sales and services executive at System Industries, a NASDAQ traded storage sub-system provider.

Jim currently serves on the boards of BERA and G5 and is an independent director of Revi Media, a performance marketing company offering lead generation and lead exchange solutions. He also serves on the board of the Hill School and the Mastery Charter Schools of Camden, where he is Chairman and serves on the executive committee.

Jim has won various awards including the 2000 Blue Chip Enterprise Award sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce and Mass Mutual Financial Group, the Greater Philadelphia’s 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Software and Technology Services Category, and the 2004 Information and Technology Innovator Award from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

EDUCATION


Jim has a dual degree in Economics and Communications from the University of Virginia.

INTERESTS


Jim spends his free time freezing at his son’s hockey games, sweating at his daughter’s swim meets or relaxing on the Jersey shore where he is an avid beach volleyball player.

INVESTMENTS


EDUCATION


Jim has a dual degree in Economics and Communications from the University of Virginia.

INTERESTS


Jim spends his free time freezing at his son’s hockey games, sweating at his daughter’s swim meets or relaxing on the Jersey shore where he is an avid beach volleyball player.